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San Diego Educators Working To Make Math Friendlier For English Lea...

San Diego Educators Working To Make Math Friendlier For English Learners

Feb. 2
By Megan Burks

Math is a universal language. But for English learners, math textbooks and standardized tests aren't so universal. San Diego educators are working to remove language barriers so students who haven't mastered English can still advance in math.

Lawyer Alleges San Diego Traffic Court Collection Agency Shakes Dow...

Lawyer Alleges San Diego Traffic Court Collection Agency Shakes Down Poor

Jan. 31
By Amita Sharma

Californians overwhelmed by unpaid traffic tickets have two months left to apply for amnesty intended to offer impoverished drivers a path out of mounting fines and suspended driver’s licenses, but there are complaints over the county’s operation of the program.

Lawyer Calls Traffic Fines Punishment Of The Poor

Lawyer Calls Traffic Fines Punishment Of The Poor

Jan. 30
By Amita Sharma

The age of debtor’s prisons may be over. But some say punishing the have-nots is not. They say the cost of being poor in one San Diego County traffic court may be getting expensive.

Mission Valley Architectural Icon Seeks Tenant As Macy's Departs

Mission Valley Architectural Icon Seeks Tenant As Macy's Departs

Jan. 24
By Tom Fudge

Macy’s is closing down its Mission Valley apparel store but history buffs hope there’s another use for San Diego’s modernist landmark.

Investor Group Wants To Bring MLS To San Diego

Investor Group Wants To Bring MLS To San Diego

Jan. 23
By Erik Anderson, City News Service

A group of investors unveiled a proposal Monday for a $1 billion redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, which would include a privately financed football and soccer stadium, along with a 55- acre park, housing and commercial buildings.

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Jan. 19
By KPBS , City News Service

Opponents of President-elect Donald Trump are scheduled to hold three rallies in San Diego Friday, the day the billionaire real estate magnate is sworn-in to office. Others waived flags and toasted to the new president.

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Jan. 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Organizers expect more than 22,000 people at the San Diego Women's March on Saturday.

San Diego Students Head To Washington For Presidential Inauguration

San Diego Students Head To Washington For Presidential Inauguration

Jan. 17
By Elma Gonzalez, Ebone Monet

A group of students at La Jolla Country Day School are counting down to Inauguration Day.

As San Diego Leaders Vow Action On Homelessness, Child Lives In Per...

As San Diego Leaders Vow Action On Homelessness, Child Lives In Peril On Streets

Jan. 13
By Susan Murphy

Desire Navas' childhood is unfolding on the streets of San Diego's East Village. Her neighbors are 1,100 other homeless who sleep outside on the sidewalks.

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa's North County Office

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa's North County Office

Jan. 12
By Kenny Goldberg

Congressman Darrell Issa wants to repeal Obamacare. That's not a popular position among some of his constituents.

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

Jan. 9
By Erik Anderson

SDG&E is trying to convince state regulators that extreme wildfire conditions are the reason the 2007 wildfires killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,300 structures.

San Diego's Public Transit Growth Hits Speed Bump

San Diego's Public Transit Growth Hits Speed Bump

Jan. 9
By Andrew Bowen

Public transit ridership in San Diego is falling, due in part to low gas prices and soaring car ownership. This puts the city's transportation goals at risk of a fast failure.

Life After Aging Out Of California's Foster System

Life After Aging Out Of California's Foster System

Jan. 5
By Ebone Monet

A young San Diego mother is turning her life around with the help of the city's youth services program.

Political Statement Or Transparent Pricing? Wage Hikes Prompt Surch...

Political Statement Or Transparent Pricing? Wage Hikes Prompt Surcharges At Restaurants

Jan. 3
By Andrew Bowen

Several restaurants in San Diego have begun adding surcharges to diners' bills to compensate for increases in the city's minimum wage. Critics see the move as political posturing, but restaurateurs say with slim profit margins, they can no longer rely on simple price increases.

Artists Aim To Make Border Fence 'Beautiful'

Artists Aim To Make Border Fence 'Beautiful'

Dec. 30
By Jean Guerrero

Artists from the United States and Mexico are painting an extensive mural on the border fence in Tijuana, focusing on bright, uplifting scenery and positive messages.